Monday, 13 June 2011
Delirium - Lauren Oliver
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that one love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
Wow! Lauren Oliver just continues to blow me away!
Reading about this 'no love' society was so interesting, and Lauren made it sound oh so realistic!
Her description is so vivid that I literally thought that this society was real.
Lena was a very strong female protagonist which was so refreshing as she didn't constantly need to be saved. *Coughs Bella.* She was so decisive and strong and passionate about what she believed in and I just loved watching her develop both mentally and physically.
Alex, the guy of the novel, also had such strong qualities. He was just like Lena in many ways, but also very different in others and I loved to watch their interactios with each other. Alex was very mysterious in the sense that you didn't really understand his background at first. I just loved the fact that you felt like you were learning something about the characters throughout the novel, instead of it all being revealed at once.
The atmosphere in this book was just thrilling, scary and it felt like you were with them and there was nowhere to shy away.
This book is so good, I believe everyone will enjoy this. I found the middle bit a little slow, but honestly, I totally understand as Oliver had to and did succeed in making this world so realistic.